last update: 31 May in 2018

The 7th International Workshop on

Web Services and Social Media (WSSM-2018)

In conjunction with The 21th International Conference on NBiS-2018

Comenius University, Slovakia

  September 5-7, 2018

Call for Papers

Nowadays, we can get various kinds of IoT home appliances such as LED lights, refrigerators, laundry machines, door locks, health care devices, security cameras, and so on. They connect to network and cloud. Its web portal and API gives a service to the users. It is convenient and attractive. However, It is possible that the more convenient you get, the lower security level you have. The same things are true for SNS. Careless uploading of your photos would leak your privacy information such as habitat, work place, and a way of contact. Even if you carefully do something, there is a possibility for your privacy leaking. Facebook problems would be the biggest concern in the recent IT industry. We must study key technologies or frameworks for network privacy. Decentralized SNS such as Mastodon, blockchain mechanism, Web Authentication as well as data mining would be hot topics in this technology field.

International Workshop on Web Services and Social Media (WSSM) encompasses a wide range of topics in the research, design, and implementation of Web related things, especially, social activity on the Internet. The first workshop on WSSM-2012 was held in Melbourne, Australia. This time, we are honored to hold the 7th workshop on WSSM-2018 in Slovakia in conjunction with the 21th International Conference on NBiS-2018. This workshop provides an international forum for researchers and participants to share and exchange their experiences, discuss challenges and present original ideas in all aspect of Web Services and Social Media. You are invited to submit papers in these areas and welcome to participate in the workshop. We welcome not only research papers on WSSM technology but also reports on requirements of WSSM in all domains.

  • Web Services, Web API, IoT,  Web Authentication,
  • SNS, Social Media, Community Functions, CyberWorld, Microblogging
  • Mobile Services, Location-Aware apps, eLearning Services,
  • P2P Web apps, Web Mashups, Web Virtual Space,
  • User-Generated Contents, Consumer-Generated Media, IoT-Generated Contents
  • Information Retrieval, XML, Data Mining, AI engine
  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, microservices , web-frameworks

Paper Submission

Authors should submit a paper to the WSSM-2018 workshop with maximum 10 pages in length, including all figures, tables, and references. However, authors can add up to 2 extra pages with the appropriate fee payment. Papers must be prepared using the Lecture Notes Style of Springer Proceedings.

Prepare your paper and submit it electronically to the EDAS online submission system:
Please select the track: "W-WSSM-2018: The 7-th International Workshop on Web Services and Social Media"

All accepted papers of the workshop will be included in the NBiS-2018 conference proceedings of Lecture Notes in Data Engineering and Communication Technologies Series published by Springer. Proceedings will be sent by Springer for indexing in EI and SCOPUS, ISI Proceedings, MetaPress, Springerlink.

Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the workshop. Please do follow the announcement on the NBiS-2018 website.

Important Dates
  • Paper Submission Deadline : June 1, 2018 June 9, 2018(EXTENDED, HARD DEADLINE)
  • Author Notification : June 10, 2018
  • Final Manuscript Due: June 25, 2018
  • Author Registration : June 25, 2018
  • Workshop dates: September 5-7, 2018

Workshop Co-Chair
  • Shusuke Okamoto, Seikei University, Japan
  • Masaki Kohana, Ibaraki University, Japan

Program Chair
  • Masayuki Ihara, NTT Service Evolution Laboratories, Japan
Program Committee(to be confirmed)
  • Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Hiroki Sakaji, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun Iio, Chuo University, Japan
  • Kin Fun Li, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Leonard Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Makoto Ikeda, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Makoto Takizawa, Hosei University, Japan
  • Masaru Kamada, Ibaraki University, Japan
  • Masaru Miyazaki, NHK, Japan
  • Tatsuhiro Yonekura, Ibaraki University, Japan
  • Tomoya Enokido, Rissho University, Japan
  • Yoshihiro Kawano, Tokyo University of Information Sciences, Japan
  • Yusuke Gotoh, Okayama University, Japan

Contact Information
If you have any questions or for more information, you can email us at okamoto<>.